Dr. Bowden explains how you can help prevent disease.
Well this is how I feel about that – no strategy, whether it’s eating the right food, getting the right exercise, getting the right amount of sound sleep, having the right relationships, no strategy by itself will completely eliminate the risk of disease.
Stuff happens, you know, you are driving, you are wearing your seatbelt, you are doing everything right and some crazy teenager who is texting and drunk will jump the divider – it happens.
That said, there are things we can do to really reduce the risk of those diseases. We can eat whole foods. We can limit our exposure to pesticides and herbicides and chemicals.
And we are learning on a daily basis, there is 80,000 chemicals in the air, and this is something that is shared throughout the globe – 80,000.
Only a few hundred of them have been identified in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency.
So we don’t know what effect those things are having. It’s prudent to try to limit our exposure to them as much as possible.
Then there are other things that seem to be life-enhancing and disease-preventing and those are things that we learned from studying groups around the globe where people live routinely through a hundred years.
All these people have strong family connections. They know where their family is, and they are not just on Facebook, in fact they don’t even know what Facebook is.
They actually have eye-to-eye contact with people that they have seen over generations. They concentrate on things outside themselves. They take care of things, whether it be a plant or a garden or a community or a potluck dinner.
So having those kind of connections is a very powerful preventive for diseases and deterioration and aging.
And they keep you involved and they keep you passionate and they keep you connected and those are tremendous health giving things.
Dr. Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S.:
Dr. Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S, is a nutrition expert specializing in anti-aging and weight loss. Dr. Bowden has a Master’s Degree in psychology and counseling and a Ph.D. in nutrition. He has earned six national certifications in personal training and exercise. He is board certified by the American College of Nutrition and is adjunct faculty at Clayton College for Natural Health based in Birmingham, Alabama.